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Beautiful Beachfront Home with Panoramic Views of Puget Sound

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, (Beds for 8 Adults, 1 Child)

Welcome to Golden Hours 2, a beautiful, newly-remodeled beachfront home on Lummi Island's only beach with extended tideflats. You will marvel at the spectacular 180 degree view of majestic Mount Baker, Canadian Mountains, Bellingham city lights, and the abundant wildlife of Hale Passage from all three decks and every room.

The home contains a lovely blend of contemporary and antique furnishings, with thoughtful attention to every detail. There are many comfortable seats for dining and entertaining, both inside and out. In addition to the three view-inspiring decks, there is a large outdoor covered patio with gas barbeque and sitting area. The main floor of the house is handicap accessible, including one bedroom with queen size bed, television, desk, and rocking chair. Also on that level are the kitchen, dining room, family room and bathroom. The cozy family room with leather recliners, media center, and dinette set may become your favorite spot. In the sunken living room there is a tiled corner fireplace, music system, leather furniture and a marvelous panoramic view of the beach and mountains. The bright kitchen includes all new appliances and custom maple cabinets. The large upstairs master bedroom suite features a king-size bed, flatscreen television and DVD player, sitting area, and private deck. A corner jetted tub highlights the master bathroom. The second upstairs bedroom features queen bed, television and sitting area.

Golden Hours 2 is within walking distance from the Lummi Island Ferry Dock, Islander Grocery Store, and Beach Store Cafe. There are roughly 10 miles of winding island roads for hikers and bikers, which mostly follow the shoreline and provide wonderful Puget Sound and San Juan Island Views. Bring your kayaks, jet skis or boats; trailer launching is available at medium to high tide. **NOTE: We disclaim any liability in regard to safety, swimming, damage or loss to boat or equipment. Clams, crabs and oysters are present, and seashells, agates, and seaglass are all fun beachcombing pursuits. Eagles, herons, deer and otters are often seen right on the beach. Equipment for numerous outdoor games is included, as well as marshmallow sticks for the beachside firepit. Several day trip destinations are within an hour's drive after leaving the island, including Vancouver BC, Mount Baker, Lynden and Bellingham.

Bring your family and friends, Golden Hours 2 is perfect for get togethers of all kinds and for all ages. You will create wonderful memories and enjoy hours of fun and relaxation. Hopefully our vacation rental will become your home-away-from-home for many 'Golden Hours' Vacations. See you soon! Please check our calendar for available dates. Sorry, but no pets are allowed.

Keywords: Beachfront Home

More Details

Garrett Day
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Garrett Day

Golden Hours 2 was built in 1987 by us for Gary's Parents' retirement home. They enjoyed it until they moved off-island in 2004. Many of the furnishings were his grandparents. The custom stained glass and most upholstery work were created by his mother. All of the rock walls on this property and the adjoining parcel were built by Gary from the rocks on the beach. The landscaping and garden design are the creations of Liz. In the early spring over 2000 bulbs come to life. The rest of the year, the foliage is a creative mix of rare and common plants. The adjacent property (Golden Hours) is still a family cabin, started in 1939, and expanded throughout the years. Various relatives enjoy the cabin periodically. In the summer of 2010, Golden Hours 2 was extensively remodeled to further enhance the lovely features. Now it is ready for your enjoyment!

Garrett Day purchased this house in 1987


Lummi Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , jetted tub , Jetted Tub Bathroom off upstairs Master Bedroom
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor Bath - toilet , shower , Washer/Dryer
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master suite (upstairs) - 1 king
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Has toddler bed and portable crib
    Main floor bedroom - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have TV. Master suite also has a DVD player, sitting area and deck.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Electric Fireplace (Living Room). Boat Launch available-confirm prior to use. Buoy available for boat moorage. Other Misc items available: Beachcombing shoes & boots, yard games including badminton, croquet, tetherball, kiddie pool, infant swing, kiddie picnic table and other outdoor toys.


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(111 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Beachfront Home with Panoramic Views of Puget Sound
average rating of 5.0 based on 111 reviews

Wonderful visit, wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and homelike. We all felt completely comfortable and enjoyed our visit to the Island and staying in your property.

I commend the Islander's honesty and integrity!!! I made a purchase at the local grocery store on a day when there was a market fair event taking place in the adjacent field. By accident, I left my wallet (containing my passport, incidentally) on a rock outdoors. Several hours later, I realized what I had done and my brother, who happened to be at the store, inquired about it. There it was. Someone had graciously found the wallet and gave it to the store to hold. They had listed the contents and counted the money and it was all returned to me in total.

Please pass this story along as I think it demonstrates the kind of character of the place to go for a safe and leisurely visit. My many thanks to those who demonstrated such a courtesy to a stranger. Abby Lewis

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a great stay at our Lummi house. The island is a unique place with great people. Over the years, we have never had a problem that I know of on the island. It was a pleasure to meet you and your friends. Do come again. Garrett & Liz
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A beautiful home beaufifully cared for!

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend renting this home. The owners are wonderful people

who have done an outstanding job of making this a comfortable living experience with all

the comforts you could ask for. Enjoy.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bob for the review. We enjoyed meeting you and your wife. The house definitely allows people to relax and watch the wildlife, mountains and listen to the waves hitting the beach. Your welcome back anytime.
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Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a beautifully appointed, clean, spacious and airy home, as well as incredible bay views and walking on a beach that is just steps away, this is the place for you. We did not want for anything; we enjoyed lawn games, propane fire beach side (due to burn ban), lounging on the deck, BBQing, strolls on the beach, wildlife sightings (bald eagles, harbor seals, cranes, etc.). Great attention to detail makes you feel spoiled and truly on vacation. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Diana for your comments. The wildlife viewing is amazing. I never get tired of watching the Herons and Eagles foraging on the tide flats. Glad you enjoyed the fire ring and walking the beach.
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Room to ROAM!

  • 5 of 5

Not only is this great property right on the water, there's a huge amount of space for the kids & family to play outside right next to the water! Very private, and easy to let the kiddos freely roam around the property.

So many levels of views too - right on the water, up on the grassy area, and 2 levels of decks. We saw seals, eagles, and a sea-lion thrashing a salmon back & forth on the water right there in front of us.

Boat moorage right there sure was nice for us to park our boat, then go out crabbing with our boat & pots. The owners even had a large crab cooker setup with propane, which made it easy, and oh such fresh crab that we caught further south!

We definitely want to go back, only longer next time.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz and I are "tickled" that you and family were able to enjoy catching, cooking and eating crab. The weather was great and the seas were calm. Next time you need to stay a week. Thanks for keeping the house and property in good shape. It is a true luxury to have 108' of beach for the kids to run.
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Wonderful Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I brought our 82 y.o. mother-in-law as well as our son, Dino and his wife Chenda and two granddaughters to Golden Hours 2 for a long weekend. Our 4 & 6 y.o. Granddaughters shrieked with delight at the toys and many activities provided for them at this beautiful retreat on Lummi Island. My mother-in-law expressed disbelief at the comfort and beauty of this home on the water. Our Friends from Bellingham joined us for surf and turf one evening during our stay. Cooking the crab we caught earlier in the day in the fire pit while sipping wine and watching the girls roasting marshmallows were definately highlights. Garett and Liz are master gardeners. There were no details missed in this lovely vacation home.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vickie for your comments. Liz and I enjoy sharing the Lummi house with people from all over the world. The house and beach offer something for every age. Glad the crabbing was productive and the propane fire ring (because of burn ban) let the kids enjoy their smore's. Let us know when you want to return. July/August are high demand months so get your reservations in early next year. Garrett & Liz
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We really enjoyed our stay at Golden Hours 2!

  • 5 of 5


We gave a detailed review of our stay in the log book in the dinning room. It was wonderful.


  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bob for the great write up in our guest book. Glad you were able to get out of the Arizona heat for awhile. You may find you want to join us NorthWesterners. Glad you enjoyed the propane fire ring since we currently have a total burn ban. The trip wouldn’t have been complete without s’mores for the kids. You’re welcome back anytime. Garrett
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bellingham Int'l Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Lummi Island 'Whatcom Chief'
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
North Bellingham Golf Course
Nearest Train
17 Miles
South Bellingham
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Beach Store Cafe
Nearest Ski
67 Miles
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Car: necessary

Shopping (Farmer's Market), Holiday Art Tours, Sailboat Charters, Kite Flying, Live Theater (Bellingham), Cinema (Bellingham), Museums (Bellingham), Shopping Mall (Bellingham), Golfing (Bellingham), Antiquing (Bellingham), Charter Flights (Bellingham), Sport Fishing Charters (Bellingham), Kayak Rentals (Bellingham), Casino (Bellingham), Vancouver BC (Daytrip), Lynden, WA (Daytrip), Mount Baker (Daytrip), Charter Flights (Bellingham)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax

CHECK IN-After 3:00P.M.---CHECK OUT-By 11:00A.M. No pets
CANCELLATION---Full refund up to 60 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.